The OCLC Item Availability Web Service allows you to see a list of your library's holdings from the Lending request form. This feature needs to be enabled by setting customization keys in the customization manager. When this feature is active, the Item Availability is displayed on a separate tab on the Lending Request form. The query that populates the holdings information is run when the request form is opened.
These two keys used to set up the OCLC Item Availability Web Service are located in the ILLiad Customization Manager under System | OCLC.
- OCLCItemAvailabilityEnabled: Determines whether retrieval of OCLC Item Availability information is enabled.
- OCLCItemAvailabilityEnabledWsKey: The security key provided by OCLC for use when querying the OCLC Item Availability service. You will need to contact OCLC to get this information.